Calypso is actually the darkest of the four shades on offer according to the Becca site and actually works really well on my Nc20 ish skin tone at the moment (when applied with a light hand), but would be a tad too dark during the winter months when my skin's paler. I'd actually planned to pick up a lighter colour to use on my pasty winter skin, so I
What Becca say about their pressed Bronzer
Pressed Bronzing Powder adds warmth to the skin with a subtle bronzed, shimmer effect. Its micro-fine formulation is the perfect way to add colour, depth, and contour to the face, while creating a healthy looking, sun-kissed complexion.
- The neutral (non-orange) tones provide a natural look and suits all complexions
- Ultra-fine micronized powder ensures a sheer and even finish to the skin
- Can be used to "even" pale skin on any area of the body that requires bronzing
Flamenco is described as a light golden bronze on the Becca site which is a pretty accurate description. As with Calypso, it contains some really fine shimmer which is barely visible on skin and creates a glowy finish rather than a shimmery or glittery effect.
|Becca Bronzing Powder: Flamenco|
The actual powder feels soft and smooth and it applies and blends like a dream. It leaves me with a believable, subtle colour and there is absolutely no orange in sight!
|Swatches: Left: Flamenco & Right: Calypso|
Both shades have been swatched fairly heavily in the above photo to give you a good idea of the colours. Flamenco is quite a bit lighter than Calypso and is slightly less shimmery.
All in all, I'm pleased with both of the colours I've purchased. Both are easy to apply, look natural, hold up well on my oily skin and haven't caused any problems with break outs. Flamenco would be perfect for those of you with lighter skin or for those who are just starting out with bronzer and want something really subtle and natural. I'm not sure if Flamenco is still reduced on the Salon Skincare site, but if it is, I definitely recommend picking one up!
|Ingredients (Click to Enlarge)|
What's your current favourite bronzing powder?